Sat, 25 May: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with Hazards – L: 64°, H: 82°

Today’s weather outlook for Cedar Rapids Iowa, as of 5:16 AM on Saturday, the 25th of May. Overnight, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 64. Looking ahead, Saturday, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Saturday Night, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. And then, Sunday, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Sunrise today will be at 5:37 am and the sun will set at 8:29 pm.

There are 4 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. Thunderstorms will likely develop later this afternoon and overnight producing a threat of heavy rain and flash flooding, mainly from the I-80 corridor southward where a flash flood watch is in effect. Additional rainfall could add to problems on area rivers, especially in the flash flood watch area. Be sure to see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Severe weather cannot be ruled out today, especially with storms during the afternoon and evening hours. However, the chances for severe weather are less than what we have seen the past few days. Days two through seven. Sunday through friday. Both heavy rainfall and severe weather are potential problems Monday and Tuesday. This could impact area rivers even though the heaviest rainfall on Monday is currently forecast north of our area. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation is not anticipated, though rainfall reports of 1 inch or more would be appreciated.

Flood Statement. Updated flood information for the Cedar River, Iowa River and English River. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, don`t drown. Iac113-251913- /o. Kdvn. T2100z-190529t1200z/ /ploi4. T2100z. T0600z. T1800z. NO/ 1014 PM Central Daylight Time Fri May 24 2019. Flood Warning now in effect until Tuesday. The Flood Warning continues for The Cedar River Alaska Time Palo Blairs Ferry Rd. Until Tuesday. At 9:15 PM Friday the stage was 11. feet and rising. Flood stage is 12. feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast: Rise above flood stage Saturday and continue rising to 12. feet Sunday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Tuesday, however additional rains this weekend could cause the flooding to extend to later in the week. Impact: At 12. feet, Minor Flood Stage, the Chain Lakes area is affected by flood waters. Lon 4220 9183 4212 9173 4204 9169 4201 9179 4204 9183.

Flood Statement. Updated flood information for the Cedar River, Iowa River and English River. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, don`t drown. Iac031-103-113-251913- /o. Kdvn. T1536z-190530t0130z/ /cidi4. T1536z. T1800z. T0730z. NO/ 1014 PM Central Daylight Time Fri May 24 2019. Flood Warning now in effect until Wednesday morning. The Flood Warning continues for The Cedar River at Cedar Rapids. Until Wednesday morning. At 9:00 PM Friday the stage was 10. feet and rising. Flood stage is 12. feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast: Rise above flood stage Saturday morning and continue rising to 13. feet Sunday. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday morning, however additional rains this weekend could cause the flooding to extend to later in the week. Impact: At 13. feet, water affects the lowest residences in Cedar Bluff. Lon 4201 9179 4204 9169 4201 9165 4198 9162 4200 9157 4190 9141 4186 9137 4186 9150 4191 9158 4192 9165.

Flood Statement. Updated flood information for the Maquoketa River, Wapsipinicon River and Skunk River. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, don`t drown. Iac031-105-113-251807- /o. Kdvn. T1200z-190530t0000z/ /ansi4. T1200z. T0600z. T0600z. NO/ 907 PM Central Daylight Time Fri May 24 2019. Flood Warning now in effect until Wednesday morning. The Flood Warning continues for The Wapsipinicon River near Anamosa Shaw Rd. Until Wednesday morning. At 8:15 PM Friday the stage was 13. feet and rising. Flood stage is 14. feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast: Rise above flood stage Saturday morning and continue rising to 16. feet Sunday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday morning, however additional rains this weekend could cause the flooding to extend to later in the week. Impact: At 14. feet, water affects the Camelot Campground. Lon 4226 9152 4200 9090 4185 9090 4219 9160.

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Fri, 24 May: Showers and thunderstorms likely, with Hazards – L: 57°, H: 78°

Today’s forcast for Cedar Rapids Iowa, as of 5:16 AM on Friday, the 24th of May. Overnight, showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Looking ahead, Friday, periods of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 78. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Friday Night, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Looking ahead, Saturday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Sunrise today will be at 5:38 am and the sun will set at 8:28 pm.

There are 2 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. Thunderstorms this morning will produce a lightning threat, and additional rainfall will prime soils for flash flooding and add further to rises on area rivers. Redeveloping thunderstorms this afternoon will pose both a severe weather and flash flood threat. Damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes, lightning and flash flooding are all hazards expected today over the entire area, which is included in a slight risk for severe weather by SPC and a slight-moderate risk for heavy rain by WPC. Days two through seven. Saturday through thursday. The active weather pattern is forecast to continue until Thursday. Rain chances exist each day which will add to river flooding issues. If conditions set up right, flash flooding will also be a threat in this time frame. A slight-moderate risk of heavy rain is forecast Saturday into early Sunday mainly along and south of I-80. The flash flood watch may need to be extended to account for this. Likewise, severe weather is possible Saturday and again Monday and Tuesday, but it is too early to provide details as to specific timing and hazards. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation and amateur radio activation may be needed this afternoon and evening.

Flood Watch. Heavy Rain May Lead to Flash Flooding. Several rounds of thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall will impact the area today and tonight. This may lead to flash flooding as the ground is saturated over much of the area from the on-going wet weather pattern. Flash flood watch in effect from this afternoon through early saturday morning. The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a. Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois, Iowa, and northeast Missouri, including the following areas, in Illinois, Bureau, Carroll, Hancock, Henderson, Henry IL, Jo Daviess, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Warren, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Henry IA, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, and Washington. In northeast Missouri, Clark and Scotland. From this afternoon through early Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall and saturated soils may lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is possible late this afternoon and tonight, especially in urban areas, and along small creeks and streams. In addition, the heavy rain may also lead to further rises on rivers that are already flooding. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible. Monitor forecasts and take action if flash flood warnings are issued or flash flooding develops.

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Thu, 23 May: Sunny, with Hazards – H: 74°, L: 57°

Today’s Cedar Rapids Iowa forcast, created at 5:16 AM on Thursday, the 23rd of May. Today, sunny, with a high near 74. And then, Tonight, scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 79. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. And then, Friday Night, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:39 am and the sun will set at 8:27 pm.

There is one local weather hazard at the time of this report. Here’s that local weather hazard.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. Thunderstorms are expected tonight that may produce locally heavy rainfall. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe storms south of an Ottumwa, Iowa to Macomb, Illinois line. If severe storms develop tonight, the primary risks would be large hail and damaging winds. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Days two through seven. Friday through wednesday. There is a daily chance of thunderstorms from Friday through Tuesday. Storms that develop Friday into Saturday night will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding. For Friday the Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk of severe storms for the entire area. If severe storms develop, damaging winds and large hail would be the primary risks. There will also be a low risk for isolated tornadoes. For Saturday there is a marginal risk of severe storms for the entire area. If severe storms develop, damaging winds and large hail would be the primary risks. For Monday and Tuesday there may be a risk of severe storms each day. Flooding will continue along area rivers. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation may be needed tonight.

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Wed, 22 May: Partly sunny, with Hazards – H: 75°, L: 53°

Cedar Rapids’s weather outlook for today, created at 5:16 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of May. Today, partly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a south wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. And then, Tonight, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between midnight and 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Thursday, sunny, with a high near 75. Next, Thursday Night, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:40 am and the sun will set at 8:27 pm.

There is one local weather hazard at the time of this report. Here’s that local weather hazard.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. Thunderstorms will develop after 4 PM and continue tonight. Storms will be most numerous along and east of the Mississippi. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe storms across the area. If severe storms develop, the primary risks would be large hail and damaging winds. Storms that develop late this afternoon and tonight will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Days two through seven. Thursday through tuesday. There is a daily chance of thunderstorms from Thursday through Tuesday. The stronger storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall. For Thursday the Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe storms across parts of southeast Iowa, west central Illinois and northeast Missouri. If severe storms develop, they would be at night. Damaging winds and large hail would be the primary risks. For Friday there is a slight risk of severe storms for the entire area. If severe storms develop, damaging winds and large hail would be the primary risks. For Saturday there may be a risk of severe storms south of Interstate 80. Beyond Saturday it is too early to determine any severe risk. Flooding will continue along area rivers. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation may be needed late this afternoon and tonight.

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Tue, 21 May: A 40 percent chance of rain, with Hazards – L: 49°, H: 53°

Today’s forcast for Cedar Rapids Iowa, created at 5:16 AM on Tuesday, the 21st of May. Overnight, a 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 49. Next, Tuesday, high near 53. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tuesday Night, rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of rain between 1am and 2am. Low around 51. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Then, Wednesday, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Sunrise today will be at 5:41 am and the sun will set at 8:26 pm.

There is one local weather hazard at the time of this report. Here’s that local weather hazard.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. Winds will gust up to 45 mph at times from late this morning through this evening along and north of Highway 30. Heavy rain is expected today and tonight with thunderstorms from late this afteRnoon into the evening. A flash flood watch has been issued for areas along and south of Interstate 80. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe storms south of Highway 30. South of an Ottumwa, Iowa to Galesburg, Illinois line there is a slight risk of severe storms. If severe storms occur the most likely time frame is 5 to 10 PM. A line of storms will develop from southern Iowa into Missouri that will race east into Illinois. Damaging wind looks to be the primary risk with large hail being a secondary risk. The tornado risk looks to be very low. However, a brief spin up tornado cannot be ruled if the line of storms surges forward in spots. The risk area for this type of tornado looks to be south of a Keosauqua, Iowa to Macomb, Illinois line. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Days two through seven. Wednesday through monday. The Storm Prediction Center has a parts of southeastern Iowa, far northeast Missouri, and west central Illinois in a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms on Wednesday. The primary risk is large hail. An active pattern will continue Thursday into next week with a near daily chance of thunderstorms. It is too early to determine the severe thunderstorm potential for any of these periods. Heavy rain will continue to be a concern through the period. Flooding will continue along area rivers. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation may be needed late this afternoon and evening.

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Mon, 20 May: Mostly sunny, with Hazards – H: 61°, L: 47°

Today’s Cedar Rapids Iowa weather forcast, reported at 6:31 AM on Monday, the 20th of May. Today, mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Looking ahead, Tonight, showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tuesday, periods of showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 56. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Looking ahead, Tuesday Night, periods of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then scattered showers. Low around 52. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:41 am and the sun will set at 8:25 pm.

There is one local weather hazard at the time of this report. Here’s that local weather hazard.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. Rain showers are possible tonight. Rainfall in these showers could be locally heavy at times late tonight. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Days two through seven. Tuesday through sunday. Thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe storms south of Highway 30. South of an Ottumwa, Iowa to Galesburg, Illinois line there is a slight risk of severe storms. If severe storms occur Tuesday the most likely time frame is 5 to 10 PM. A line of storms will develop from southern Iowa into Missouri that will race east into Illinois. Damaging wind looks to be the primary risk with large hail being a secondary risk. The tornado risk looks to be very low. However, a brief spin up tornado cannot be ruled if the line of storms surges forward in spots. The risk area for this type of tornado looks to be south of a Keosauqua, Iowa to Macomb, Illinois line. There is a daily chance of thunderstorms from Wednesday night through Sunday that may produce heavy rainfall. It is too early to determine any severe risk. Flooding will continue along area rivers. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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Mon, 20 May: Mostly sunny, with Hazards – H: 61°, L: 47°

Today’s Cedar Rapids Iowa weather conditions, reported at 5:15 AM on Monday, the 20th of May. Today, mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Then later, Tonight, showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tuesday, periods of showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 56. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Next, Tuesday Night, periods of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then scattered showers. Low around 52. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:41 am and the sun will set at 8:25 pm.

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Sun, 19 May: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, with Hazards – H: 63°, L: 41°

Cedar Rapids’s weather forecast for today, as of 5:16 AM on Sunday, the 19th of May. Today, a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a slight chance of showers between 8am and 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. And then, Tonight, a 20 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Monday, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Looking ahead, Monday Night, a 50 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:42 am and the sun will set at 8:24 pm.

There is one local weather hazard at the time of this report. Here’s that local weather hazard.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon in Bureau and Putnam counties in Illinois. However, there is low confidence in severe storms occurring. Southwest to west winds will gust to around 40 mph late this morning into the early evening hours. Drivers of high profile vehicles should use extra caution. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Days two through seven. Monday through saturday. Thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe storms south of a Vinton, Iowa to Kewanee, Illinois line. South of an Ottumwa, Iowa to Macomb, Illinois line there is a slight risk of severe storms. If severe storms occur Tuesday the most likely time frame is 4 to 8 PM. The primary risk would be large hail. A wind risk may be possible if storms organize into a line across Missouri and then race northeast into Iowa and Illinois. If the line scenario occurs then the severe risk time frame would be 4 PM to midnight. There is a daily chance of thunderstorms from Wednesday night through Saturday that may produce heavy rainfall. It is too early to determine any severe risk. Flooding will continue along area rivers. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation will not be needed for today and tonight.

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Sat, 18 May: Showers and thunderstorms likely, with Hazards – H: 77°, L: 60°

Cedar Rapids’s weather outlook for today, as of 5:15 AM on Saturday, the 18th of May. Today, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Next, Tonight, showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 60. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Sunday, showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then scattered showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Temperature rising to near 62 by 10am, then falling to around 57 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Then later, Sunday Night, isolated showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Sunrise today will be at 5:43 am and the sun will set at 8:23 pm.

There are 2 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. Non-severe thunderstorms are expected this morning. The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across the entire outlook area for late this afternoon and evening. The main risks will be damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. A flash flood watch is in effect for the entire outlook area this evening and overnight, into early Sunday morning. One to two inches of rain in a short time may cause flash flooding and aggravate existing river flooding. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Days two through seven. Sunday through friday. Thunderstorms will be possible on Sunday but no severe storms are expected. Winds gusting up to 40 mph are expected on Sunday especially in the afternoon. An intense storm system will move from the Plains into the upper Midwest on Tuesday. Thunderstorms are likely with severe storms possible. If severe storms do occur Tuesday afternoon and evening, the most likely risks are damaging winds and large hail along with heavy rain. However, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. There is a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday night into Thursday but it is too early to determine any severe risk. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation will be needed from 4 pm to 11 pm this afternoon and evening.

Flood Watch. Heavy Rainfall Tonight into Sunday Morning. Several rounds of thunderstorms can be expected today through Sunday morning. The heaviest rains will occur tonight with at least 1 to 2 inches of rain in a short time possible. With the ground already saturated from recent rainfall, runoff into creeks, streams and rivers will be likely. This will lead to flash flooding in urban and rural areas, along with additional river flooding. Flash flood watch in effect from this evening through sunday morning. The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a. Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois, Iowa, and northeast Missouri, including the following areas, in Illinois, Bureau, Carroll, Hancock, Henderson, Henry IL, Jo Daviess, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Warren, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Henry IA, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, and Washington. In northeast Missouri, Clark and Scotland. From this evening through Sunday morning. Heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches in a short time, with locally higher amounts possible. Flash flooding and river flooding are both possible tonight into Sunday morning. This may also cause additional rises on rivers that are already in flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible. Monitor forecasts and take action if flash flood warnings are issued or flash flooding develops.

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Fri, 17 May: Showers and thunderstorms likely, with Hazards – L: 64°, H: 66°

Cedar Rapids’s weather outlook for today, as of 5:16 AM on Friday, the 17th of May. Overnight, showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Then, Friday, showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. High near 66. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Friday Night, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Looking ahead, Saturday, a chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:44 am and the sun will set at 8:22 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central Illinois. northwest Illinois. west central Illinois. east central Iowa. northeast Iowa. southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri. Day one. Today and tonight. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms along and north of Interstate 80 this afternoon into early this evening. The main risk will be large hail and locally heavy rainfall. The Mississippi River is experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. Days two through seven. Saturday through thursday. Saturday and Saturday night: The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms west of the Mississippi River, and a marginal risk east of the river. The main risks will be damaging winds, large hail and possibly isolated tornadoes. These storms will also produce torrential rainfall. Monday night through Tuesday night: An intense low pressure system will track from the central Plains into Minnesota. Periodic rounds of thunderstorms can be expected in the outlook area. Severe thunderstorms appear likely with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes all possible. These storms will also produce torrential rainfall. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation may be needed along and north of Interstate 80 this afternoon into early this evening.

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